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UAE prohibits Kuwaiti live birds over bird flu outbreak



(MENAFN) Live birds imports from Kuwait are not strictly prohibited in the UAE, announced Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE).

According to the UAE's ministry, the ban is including domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching and table eggs, poultry meat, and non-heat-treated by-products and waste.

It comes after Kuwait was found to be suffering from an epidemic of dangerously contagious bird flu (H5N8).

MoCCAE's Animal Health and Development Department director Sheikh Majid Sultan Al Qassimi stated: "by taking immediate precautionary measures to curb the strains of the bird flu virus affecting Kuwait from reaching the UAE."

Al Qassimi added: "MoCCAE hopes to ensure bio-security levels and prevent the spread of pathogens in the country. We are confident such efforts will mitigate the impact of the bird flu on the UAE's poultry health and safety, in addition to protecting public health and well-being."

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UAE prohibits Kuwaiti live birds over bird flu outbreak

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